Barker Insurance Brokers sponsors 1965Ride for fifth year

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Committed to educating South Africa’s youth, Barker Insurance Brokers (BIB), through its BIB Unite Foundation, has committed to its fifth consecutive sponsorship of the 1965Ride that takes place in April this year.

“The 1965Ride’s key focus is to raise funds for bursaries for deserving learners to receive a quality education, which ties in completely with BIB’s CSI priorities of educating our youth for a better, future South Africa”, says CEO, Rhett Barker.

“The BIB team all love outdoor sports and many of them cycling, which makes the sponsorship of the 1965Ride even more relevant to BIB. We all buy into the philosophy of a healthy body equates to a healthy mind, which we believe allows our team to deliver that ‘personal touch’ to our clients.

BIB’s sponsorship of the 1965Ride has grown over the last five years from sponsoring the comprehensive insurance of one support vehicle for the duration of the ride to now covering four support vehicles plus a cash donation.

Other BIB CSI cycling and education initiatives include the sponsorship of a few cyclists into the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge to raise funds for Kidney Beanz. The BIB Unite Foundation also contributes annually towards the education costs of a few staff members’ children, Children in the Wilderness via the Tour De Tuli, Education Africa and a number of other smaller charities.

“The 1965Ride is a wonderful and well organised event that has a bunch of fun, crazy cyclists at its core and we certainly hope to remain involved with them as the cycle tour grows in the future.   And, as mentioned, we have some keen cyclists at BIB who I’m sure will one day find 10 days out of their busy lives to join the 1965Ride,” says Rhett.

Thank you again to BIB for the commitment and belief in our 1965Ride that is truly making a difference in children’s lives on a daily basis.

Barker Insurance Brokers is a licensed financial service provider that provides personalised, short-term insurance solutions.  For more information on the BIB Unite Foundations, visit

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